MC Hammer

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2012

    S.F. Punk Outfit Rank/Xerox on Avoiding Comparisons and Growing More Alienated With Age

    After spending the greater part of 2011 absorbing the band's self-titled album and witnessing a compelling performance at the Fivepoints Arthouse, I met with the rhythm section of Rank/Xerox at their house in the Sunset to discuss their the band's internal politics, relationship with the press, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2011

    Tech Mogul Sean Parker Says He Should Be Pitied by the 99 Percent

    Sean Parker‚ÄčThe Occupy protesters might think they have it bad. Dealing with latrine-like encampments, tear-gas assaults, and general derision from the nation's economic and political elite is no walk in the park. But Silicon Valley billionaire Sean Parker has news for them: His life is pretty tou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2011

    Friday: Lil Wayne Apologizes for the Swearing at Shoreline

    Lil Wayne's family-friendly fun.​Lil Wayne Friday, September 2, 2011 @Shoreline Amphitheatre Better than: Rap shows without fireworks and fake gunshots "I apologize to the parents who brought their kids because of the cussing," said Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr. at the end of a nearly two-hour ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2010

    Five Bay Area Hip-Hop Stars Who Should Be Really Stinkin' Rich

    Is this what it takes?‚ÄčOn Tuesday, Forbes published its list of hip-hop's 20 highest earners: Jay-Z at number one, naturally, with $63 million, and Senegalese crooner Akon edging out Lil Wayne by a milli -- Weezy's cash-accruing steez have been impressively unabated by his recent jail sentenc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2008
  • Music

    July 30, 2008
  • Film

    April 16, 2008

    Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World

    Leaving no gimmick unturned, that Super Size Me guy goes searching for Public Enemy No. 1.

  • Music

    February 20, 2008

    The Demise of Hyphy

    Thizzle, bling, and blunts may have helped bring down the overhyped hyphy movement. But KMEL pulled the trigger.

  • Music

    July 11, 2007

    24-Hour Party People

    Chow Nasty gets Super funked up

  • Music

    March 14, 2007

    The Fifth Element

    As mainstream hip hop stalemates in commodities, underground MCs keep old-school aesthetics alive through art

  • Summer Guide

    June 29, 2005

    Music Highlights

    Bands reunited, sock-stuffing legends, and chanteuses from Charo to Chaka? It could only mean summer sounds in the Bay Area!

  • Music

    December 3, 2003

    Money, Power, Day Care

    Andre Nickatina raps about being one of the Fillmore's hardest MCs, so what's he doing driving a Toyota?

  • Music

    September 17, 2003

    Raw Sue-age

    Let us not squander the gift of mass lawsuits against average Joes: Fuck the RIAA!

  • Film

    June 25, 2003

    Fallen Angels

    Charlie's high-flying heroines kick ass, but not the sequel syndrome

  • Music

    November 20, 2002

    Smooth Operator

    Goapele wants to be a soul star, without all the major-label headaches

  • News

    October 23, 2002

    And the Winners Were ...

    If you missed this year's SF Weekly Music Awards ... well, what can we say? You screwed up big time, bucko.

  • Music

    June 28, 2000

    Personality Crisis

    As commercial hip hop radio becomes tired, turf wars flicker out, and the underground diversifies, does the Bay Area have its own identity anymore?

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